I have another Urban Scene to show of today for the Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty joint release blog hop! After all, another journal page is so much better to land upon than a colorless paper test. LOL This one was also inspired by many of those on the blog hop and I had to try out some of the new ideas I saw along the way!
The basic inspiration for my project came from Vicky as I was totally intrigued by the way she used the chain link fence and the city skyline sentiment - I loved that and such a brilliant idea! I merged the images together using layers and used gradation to go from the black sentiment down to the white ground. (Which by the way, I discovered the chain link fence can be merged so tightly together which is so smooth!) I figured merging the image might save me from coloring behind the fence... however, I ended up doing that for the sky anyway. C'est la vie!
For my project I used Kenny K's Queens Cutie, Cityscape Saying from Whimsy Stamps and elements from the Urban Street Collection from Make it Crafty. When I color a Kenny K image the first thing I do is Google Annika's blog to look for inspiration and I'm so glad she had this one colored too. I love the brown colors she used but felt in the mood to use other colors - after all, I can't copy her 100% all the time, right?
I colored the bench with inspiration from Zoe and Marlene's projects and I liked how they made it look like a wood bench instead of concrete... and because most city things are green (don't know why) I chose to color a green city bench. ;D Unfortunately by time I got to the boom box I was plum tuckered and just wanted to get it finished - maybe later on I'll color up another one and dimensional it on top of this one to cover it up. That's my tip for the week! ;D